Restoration House Ministries (RHM) launched in 1996 to carry out the mission of developing partnerships for healthy church growth and new church planting in New England. That same year the RHM ministry center was constructed in Manchester, NH, to serve administrative and hospitality needs of the ministry. RHM is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. It functions under a Board of Directors composed of church leaders from across the U.S. and provides a financial audit report each year.
While developing an effective church planting program, RHM also established internship and resident ministry programs for churches in the region. Since 2000, new churches planted throughout New England have reached thousands of people. Churches have been started among those with historical roots in New England and those that have recently immigrated, including the Chinese, Korean, Cambodian, and African people groups. RHM partnered with C2C Ministries to in the US and China. C2C is now an independent 501(c)3 organization and continues their efforts to make disciples of Jesus among all Chinese people. As God leads and provides, plans are forming for additional plants throughout the six-state region.
As of October 1, 2017, Eric Lee was called to take over as Executive Director of Restoration House Ministries. Eric comes to RHM with the kind of commitment and experience we need. Eric has a plan and the experience to lead RHM into a complex future while respecting its heritage. He has served cutting edge ministries as an Executive Minister in Indiana, Texas, and for seven years at Manchester Christian Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. Prior to his work with MCC, he traveled to New England for several RHM church plant work trips, and he has since been involved with several partnership teams and training for the new church plants. He also served as a member of the RHM Board of Directors.
We are excited about the future of Restoration House Ministries; it has a great legacy upon which we will build for a bright future. Please continue to pray for Eric, RHM, our church planters present and future, as we continue to work to “transform the spiritual landscape of New England”.
We can’t talk about RHM’s history without mentioning former Executive Director, Dan Clymer, and his wife Linda. From Dan’s student days at Gordon-Conwell through his tenure at Lincoln Christian University, Dan felt a divine call to New England. In concert with 5 preachers who were serving in New England at the time, the vision for Restoration House Ministries was born. Dan and Linda served with RHM from 1996 through 2017 and have now transitioned into new avenues of Kingdom advancement through discipleship efforts in New England, continuing to fulfill that deep calling God placed in them so many years ago.
What began as a dream is now a vibrant, thriving mission organization in the Northeastern United States. We are excited about the future of Restoration House Ministries; it has a great legacy upon which we will build for a bright future. Please continue to pray for RHM, Eric and our team, our church planters present and future, and everyone in our region as we continue to work to “transform the spiritual landscape of New England.”